iMac Restore Disks with Lion Preinstalled

Discussion in 'iMac' started by yustas, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. yustas macrumors regular

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    So my understanding is that new iMacs with Lion factory installed come without restore disks. Is that correct? If it is, what am I supposed to do if something goes wrong and I need to reinstall default apps that came with it or the OS? Don't you need SL install disks to install Lion?
     
  2. rdsii64 macrumors regular

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    restore disks

    Since Lion came preinstalled on your mac, the app store should recognize that fact. You may be able to down a copy free and make a disc. Try it and see what happens.
     
  3. yustas thread starter macrumors regular

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    How does Apple expect people to restore the system to factory settings without the restore discs?
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    internet recovery combined with app store

    And no, SL is not required for Lion. Create a bootable USB drive for lion and you can install on a clean hdd
     
  5. yustas thread starter macrumors regular

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    Internet recovery does not work with iMacs, it is for the new hardware only (Minis and Laptops), or so I have read.
     
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Ah good point but lion does create a recovery partition no?
     

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